Ministry of Tribal Affairs
28 NOV 2019 4:15PM by PIB Delhi

Inclusion of Communities in Scheduled Tribes Lis

The Government of India on 15.6.1999 (further amended on 25.6.2002) has laid down the modalities for deciding the claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in Orders specifying Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes lists. As per the modalities, only those proposals which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government / UT Administration and concurred with by Registrar General of India (RGI) and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are to be considered and legislation amended. All actions are taken as per these modalities.

Statement of fresh Proposals received during last five years

Sl. No. Name of State/UT Name of Communities
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH Delete the word ‘any Naga Tribe’ and replace with Wancho, Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, Ollo
3 BIHAR Mallah, Nishad (Bind, Beldar, Chai, Tiyar, Kuylhar, Surhaiya, gondi, vanpar, kevat) and Nonia
4 CHHATTISGARH Nagawanshi (change/modification in Hindi version
5 KODA as synonyms of Oraon, Dhanka, Dhangad at Sl. No. 33 in ST list
6 JHARKHAND Rajgond, Nayak as synonyms of Gond
7 Changing the name of Mal Paharia, Kumarbhag Paharia and Sauria Paharia  with name of ‘Paharia’
8 Tamaria/ Tamadia
9 KARNATAKA Siddi of Dharwad and Belagavi Districts alongwith existing siddi community of Uttar Kannada
10 Halumantha Community as synonymous of Kuruba (Coorge District)
11 KUNBI community
12 Betta-Kuruba community as synonym of “ Kadu Kuruba” at Sl No. 16
13 MADHYA PRADESH Inclusion of Bahelia community
14 Inclusion of New Tehsil Khalwa at Sl.No. 40 in STs list.
15 MANIPUR Chakhesang in place of Angami Naga



This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.



NB/SK/jk/Tribal Affairs/RS-1/28-11-2019